Category Archives: Special Features

No Spoking Sign

No Smoking on the Starship Enterprise!

By | Behind the Scenes of Star Trek TOS, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

We sometimes get questions about the “No Smoking” sign we have in our Star Trek Phase II transporter room:There were no “No Smoking” signs in The Original Series–neither on the bridge nor in the transporter room.  Other than an appearance on the Earth-like planet in the episode “Miri,” the first appearance of a “No Smoking” sign (and fire extinguishers) is in the second Star Trek movie The Wrath of Khan.  Director Nicholas Meyer wanted to add a few touches that make the Star Trek universe and the people in it seem a little more real and a little more “like us” and not quite so idealized people of the future.

Read More
Amy Farrah Fowler

The Big Bang Theory’s “Nurse” Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D.

By | Behind the Scenes, Special Features | 10 Comments

Folks who watched CBS’s The Big Bang Theory on Thursday May 3, 2012 got to see a nice Star Trek reference (which isn’t surprising, of course: The Big Bang Theory is often full of Star Trek references).  In this episode (“The Launch Acceleration”–Story by Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro & Jim Reynolds; Teleplay by Bill Prady, Steve Holland & Maria Ferrari; Directed by Mark Cendrowski), neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler, Ph.D.

Read More
Spock_Jepp

Mister Spock’s “Jeppesen CSG-1 Pocket Flight Computer”

By | Behind the Scenes of Star Trek TOS, Props | No Comments

One of those obscure props that shows up from time to time in Star Trek is what’s called an “E-6B Flight Computer.” Probably the best shot of this prop is from “The Naked Time” (where Mr. Spock uses the device to somehow help him calculate some of the details of the breakup of the planet Psi 2000): Its actual first appearance is in “The Corbomite Maneuver” where it can be seen lying on the table next to Mr.

Read More

DONATE TO STUDIO AND EPISODE EXPENSES

ONE TIME DONATION

Make a one time donation of any amount, via PayPal, or check or credit card.

DONATE TO WEB & POST PRODUCTION SERVER EXPENSES

ONE TIME DONATION

Make a one time donation of any amount, via PayPal, or check or credit card.